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October 14, 2014 Updates

Magic point guard Luke Ridnour said Monday he will seriously begin assessing how much longer he will play after this season. "It all goes by so fast," he said of his career, now in its 12th season. "My family is the most important thing. . . . After this [season,] I'll just take it season to season." Orlando Sentinel

Magic power forward Channing Frye, recovering from a sprained knee that has caused him to miss his third preseason game, says his knee is coming along. "It feels better every day," said Frye, who sustained the injury during an Oct. 2 scrimmage when he collided with a teammate. "I was kind of a freak thing and since I've never had this type of injury, it's tough to assess what's going on." Orlando Sentinel

October 13, 2014 Updates
October 12, 2014 Updates

Things were so awkward and uncomfortable in Charlotte that Gordon agreed to be waived late last season by the then-Bobcats. With the Gordon’s new team, the Magic (2-0), heading back to Charlotte for Monday’s exhibition game, the 31-year-okld shooting guard is delighted have a clean slate in Orlando. ``(The struggles in Charlotte) bothered me a lot while I was there. Obviously, I was happy to be out of that situation,’’ Gordon said. ``It’s behind me now. It’s just one of those things that happens and you try to learn from it and I’m just moving on.’’ NBA.com

Gordon likely will collect most of his points this season in the same fashion: by running the floor and through hustle plays. What excites Magic executives and coaches, though, is Gordon's skill as a defender. They regard him as a potential lockdown defender on the wing, and they love that Gordon views himself that way, too. Team officials believe a youngster's shooting can be developed. Orlando Sentinel

October 7, 2014 Updates
October 6, 2014 Updates

Projected regular-season starters Victor Oladipo and Channing Frye are out indefinitely after suffering sprained knee ligaments, Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said Monday. Oladipo, a second-year guard, sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee after landing awkwardly during a scrimmage on Friday. Frye, a free agent pickup, suffered the same injury in his left knee during a scrimmage. Both players will miss Tuesday's preseason opener against Miami. ESPN.com

Oladipo suffered the injury when he landed following a play at the rim during a scrimmage Friday, but Oladipo completed the scrimmage. He was scheduled to practice on Saturday, but the team sent him to have an MRI because his knee was sore. The MRI revealed the sprain. “It’s tough,” Oladipo said a few minutes ago. “But, again, it’s a part of basketball. It happens. At the end of the day, I’ve just got to figure out how to stay close to my team and get better away from the court, whether it be watching film or watching the games or just improving myself mentally. It’s going to be huge.” Orlando Sentinel

October 5, 2014 Updates

Fournier also has hit it off with Magic center Nik Vucevic, who grew up in Belgium speaking French. "He's a good offensive player: smart with a good basketball IQ," Vucevic says. Now, Fournier thinks he can prove himself. "I'm very excited because I know I'm going to handle the ball," he says. "That's what I like to do. In Denver, I was more of a stationary shooter, and that's not what I do best. So I'm very happy." Orlando Sentinel

October 4, 2014 Updates
October 3, 2014 Updates

Frye suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee when he bumped knees with teammate Ben Gordon during practice Thursday. Although team officials and Frye are relieved that an MRI exam didn’t show major damage, it’s unclear how severe the sprain is and it’s unclear how much time Frye will miss. Orlando Sentinel

"I don't know the severity,” Frye said this morning. “I don't really ask those questions. I feel pretty good. I know it's injured right now, but at the same time, I just want to take it day-by-day. I know it's super-cliché. But with knee things especially this time of year, I don't want anything nagging. I don't want any excuses for the year. “It’s a freak accident. It could’ve been way worse. I’m pretty impressed at how quickly they got me assessed, and now they’re starting to get me on some different things to help with it all, and I’m pretty confident that with the way I take care of my body I could be all right.” Orlando Sentinel

 

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